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Sunday, November 25, 2007

A firsthand look at war

Troy Pate will not soon forget the wounded young American he met at a hospital in Afghanistan. He can still feel the weight of the body armor he donned at a U.S. air base somewhere in the desert. But the...

Skull found behind church

A worker found a human skull on Friday afternoon while clearing land owned by Goldsboro City Councilman Chuck Allen behind Fellowship Baptist Church, authorities say. County sheriff's deputies and detectives were "knee deep in mud" on Friday night and Saturday...

Boy, 11, killed in accident

An 11-year-old boy died after being hit by a car Friday evening on Church of God Road. Layne Knopick, of U.S. 117, Fremont, died Friday evening at about 5:45 after he was struck by a car near the intersection of...

United Way brings in 'special help' for final push

The Grinch, raising money for United Way, said Merry Christmas to those coming his way. Some cried and some didn't, that's just how it goes, but it was only Geoff Hulse, with green fingers and nose. And who else was...

Cousin seeks help with trip to find Marine's grave

Denied permission to travel with the U.S. Army's recovery team, but with his sights still set on seeing his cousin's grave site for himself, Cary Turner is asking for help. He's asking for help paying for a trip to Koh...

'The List' based on prayer

Filmmaker Gary Wheeler is banking on one element to be successful in the movie business -- truth. Movies have to be believable, he says, and even more so in the Christian genre, where sincerity comes under greater scrutiny. "Some people...

Brisk day-after-Thanksgiving sales put retailers in celebratory mood

Shoppers were out before the sun Friday morning to grab the best deals before Christmas, and many had the intention to spend as little as they could to make it through increasing economic pressures. And although drones of people stood...

Wayne a hotbed of parades this time of year

The holiday season is here, and Christmas is quickly approaching. And towns around the area are ready to march for the occasion -- several of which will come off on the same day. The Goldsboro Jaycees' annual Christmas parade will...

Standout Wayne students honored

Kevin Cobb, a senior at Spring Creek High School, shows promise. A member of the math club, Spanish club, choir and chorus, he's also made it into the National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society. But he's a standout,...

Public record

Stabbing reported Charletta Atkinson of Hollowell Street told city police that a woman she knows stabbed her during a confrontation in the 900 block of Lincoln Drive on Wednesday morning, police said. Cotton burns A cotton module owned by William...

Kiwanis train rides Dec. 15-16

The Kiwanis Club of Goldsboro and the Key Club at Goldsboro High School will sponsor train rides on the Kiwanis train at Herman Park on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15-16, from 5-9 p.m. The events are planned to promote reading....

Goldsboro historic homes tour to be held Dec. 8

Christmas is around the corner, and people will be welcoming family and friends into their homes. Some, in Goldsboro's historic district, will be opening their homes up to many more. On Saturday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,...

Donations for foster children sought

The Wayne County Foster Children's Fund is seeking donations to help foster parents provide a cheerful Christmas for the children in their care. More children than ever are in foster care, said Rebecca Rouse, adoption supervisor with the program. Foster...

Bridge battle re-enactment will be first at original site

Civil War re-enactors will for the first time re-create the Battle of Goldsborough Bridge at the exact site where the original battle took place when they take to the field Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2. The battle, fought in December...